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pets and it's virtually unheard of for a big cat to enter a home. they're just glad no one was hurt. < det. salvador zuno says obviously they are very shaken up. it's a very frightening experience. they lost their pet, a member of their family, but we are happy that they are not hurt.>now , the sheriff's department believes this is an isolated incident. they haven't gotten any other reports of mountain lion sighting in the are recently. finally, the sheriff' department says they are also working with state fish and wildlife to determine if there is any additional danger or further steps that should be taken. in san mateo county charles clifford kron 4 news. (vicki)(vicki) california senator dianne
feinstein faced a raucous crowd this morning, during a town hall meeting in san francisco. (grant) while many of her supporters were on hand, there were also lots of people there who do not think her politics are progressive enough. kron 4's dan kerman is live in san francisco tonight with more 5pkgsot sen. dianne feinstein / d-california you can sit here and pound your fists and i can show you what i've done , and you can look at it and i'd be surprised if you found too many senators, if any that have gotten more done. california senator dianne feinstein told a rowdy town hall crowd in san francisco she stands by her record and is standing up to the president and opposing a long list of the trump
adminsitration policies, legislation, and nominees.soti have with gorsuch , sessions and i will continue to do so. feinstein got a round of applause when she said she was investigating conflcits of interest relating to both the president and his children.sot whether we can deny certain federal payments for business trips of his sons --single payer now-but the crowd broke into a chant of single payer now, when feinstein refused to get behind single payer health insurance feinstein wouldn't say if she is running for re election, but one crowd member walked to the front of the audience with a sign that read barbara lee for senate.. another audience member called feinstein a hawk when she refused to say she would oppose any future declaration of war. natsyou're a hawk, why don't you leave the name calling out of itfollowing the town hall the senator told reporters she understands the
frustration of many bay area voters.sotif there was one branch not controlled by republicans the dynamic changes, if there were two branches it changes even more , but in this case we have all branches controlled by republicans. that's the first thing that needs to change if you want meaningful change to come2:00/to come (vicki) oakland's mayor is making it official.....she says she
'does' plan to runfor re- election...(grant) catherine heenan is here with more on libby schaaf's decision... (catherine) mayor schaaf is two years into a term in which she's faced a lot of criticismfor her handling of a police department sex scandal....and two deadly fires.. she became oakland's 50th mayor in 2015....after serving one term as a city council memberand working as an aide to then-mayor jerry brown... she's had a lot on her plate - including the departure of three police chiefs within a matter of weeks... and she's been a focus in the city's apparently failed attempt to keep the raiders from moving to las vegas. the 51-year-old says that it's more important than ever that local government serve the needs of all people - and ensuring that the city run efficiently and safely. mayor schaaf will run for re- election in 2018... if
successful, she'd be the first two-term mayor since jerry brown - who held the office from 1999 to 2007. vicki and grant? (grant) the city of berkeley is reacting to the violence that took place during a protest over the weekend. much of the violence was captured on video. one particular incident has been seen perhaps more than others. kron4's haaziq madyun talks to berkeley city spokesperson about that. it was the man punching a woman in the face video seen around the worldsotmatthai chakko/city of berkeley spokesperson: "it was certainly egregious and any acts of violence are things we are going to pursue and work for the arrests of those people"that was just one of the countless acts of violence that took place in berkeley during saturday's protest featuring pro-president trump supporters squaring off with those not fond of the 45th
presidentberkeley city spokesperson matthai chakko says the city is aware of this particular incident natsot/haaziqyou're familiar with that video?sotmatthai chakko/city of berkeley spokesperson: "i believe i am" however he is not sure if the man seen here was among those arrested saturdaysotmatthai chakko/city of berkeley spokesperson: "i don't know about that specific individual but we are going to work toward the arrests of anybody involved in criminal acts. we arrested 20 people, charges ranging from felony assault to assault with a deadly weapon" here is a look at some of the weapons confiscatedsotmatthai chakko/city of berkeley spokesperson: "we confiscated sticks and polls pepper spray, bear spray, knives, a whole range of different weapons"the city's overall assessment of the event?sotmatthai chakko/city of berkeley spokesperson: "no damage to local businesses, nobody not involved in the event was injured, there is a role for personal responsibility, people who want to keep it safe, they want to have events go through the permit process" he says the organizers of this event did not obtain a permit which means there was no collaboration between the people who put this on and the city of berkeley in terms of public s safety...in berkeley haaziq madyun kron4news (vicki) police are
investigating how a u-c berkeley student fell to her death over the weekend. the victim has been identified as 21-year-old kimberly tze of elk grove. authorities say the tragic accident happened just after midnight sunday morning. tze fell from the balcony of her fourth-floor residence on dwight way. she was transported to the hospital where she died. police say they are investigating the circumstances surrounding her death-- including if the balcony failed. (unidentified source): "it was surreal. i think all of us were in shock and numb." butted to "there was a lot of blood and we didn't know where it was coming from. people on the street say they saw her fall head first." u-c berkeley is offering support to tze's family. the university is also providing counseling services to students and staff who may need it. (grant) activists are conducting a hunger strike in front of city hall in san jose. they are trying to pressure the city council to pass a series of laws to
protect the rights of renters. kron 4's rob fladaboe has the latest from san jose. silicon valley renters rights coalition and other community groups began their hunger strike, dubbed "fast for renters' rights," on friday and series of vigils to pressure the san jose city council to pass a number of tenant protections at its meeting tomorrow. the hunger strike began friday night at the san jose city hall.
(vicki) a manhunt is underway in ohio after a man brutally murdered an innocent bystander during a facebook live broadcast. the suspect claims to have killed more than a dozen people. we'll explain the methods authorities are using to try and find him. (grant) a rape case involving former san francisco 49er ray mcdonald will no longer go to trial. why a bay area judge decided to dismiss the charge. (vicki) and we're following the latest out of north korea. we'll hear donald trump's message to kim jung un following a failed nuclear missile test.
(catherine) police are now offering a reward of up to 50-thousand dollars for informationon steve stephens... he's accused of killing a retired cleveland man... the victim - 74-year-old robert godwin senior - had 10 children and 14 grandchildren.he was reportedly picking up aluminum cans in a field when he was gunned down. some reports indicate the suspect was upset with a girlfriend he'd broken up with....and on the facebook video -- had asked his elderly victim to say her name - adding 'she's the reasonthis is happening to you.' but cleveland's police chief put the blame squarely on stephens ... cleveland police chief:we've interviewed several people involved in this and i don't think there's any rhyme or reason for it happening. i don't think there's anything we can point to specifically that this is what sparked this. we're all standing here because of what unfortunately
happened to one of our citizens here in the city, minding his own business, going about his day on easter. i mean, it is personal. definitely." the former girlfriend - joy lane - has told reporters that she's overwhelmed by the newsof the murder - and called stephens "kind and loving." meantime - a string of states were put on high 'alert'....because the suspect is still on the loose. aside from ohio - they are indiana, pennsylvania, new york and michigan . also today - authorities say they have not found evidence of other victims...despite the fact stephens claimed that he killed other people... grant and vicki? (vicki) in the east bay... a man has been arrested in connection with the shooting at cruisers saloon earlier this month. antioch police have arrested christopher wilson-- the suspect they say shot a man at the bar on april 2nd. authorities say wilson had left the bar in the
eastwood plaza shopping center before police arrived. officers say the suspect was stopped saturday on cashew street near beechnut street where he was taken into custody. the victim was taken to the hospital and was in stable condition following the shooting. wilson was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a stolen gun. (grant) oakland police are looking for three people in connection with a sexual assault and kidnapping. it happened saturday night near 63rd and international boulevard... few blocks from greenleaf elementary school. police tell us a woman was assaulted and kidnapped around 10 p-m. the woman managed to get away. she has brusing, swelling and a minor cut. (grant) in san francisco... a police officer was injured this morning while trying to stop two car theft suspects. this was just after 4-30 near mission and allison streets. officers responded to a call about a stolen car...at which point... the driver sped away. police say an officer was getting out of his partol car when the suspects crashed into his driver's side door.
the suspects then got out of the car and ran. officers caught the driver... the other suspect got away. authorities say one officer suffered a minor injury and did not need medical attention. the names of the suspects have not been released. (vicki) reverend jesse jackson and other activists joined members of the n-double a-c-p at san francisco international airport today to protest the alleged mistreatment of doctor david dao. this is a live look at the airport. the group gathered at the united airline's domestic flight check-in area at noon today. doa was the passenger who was forcefully removed from a united flight earlier this month. he was violently dragged off the plane after refusing to relinquish his seat to a united employee. according to dao's attorneys... he suffered a concussion and broke a couple of teeth. they say he also broke his nose, damaged his sinuses and may need reconstructive surgery. (anchor) time now to check on our weather...
with chief meterologist brittney shipp. periods of light rain the rest of this afternoon will increase overnight as the next weak weather system moves onshore. lingering showers tuesday morning with partial afternoon clearing. dry and seasonable wednesday, then the next front moves into the north bay wednesday evening with a chance of light rain down to the golden gate by thursday morning. drying and warming trend thursday
(vicki) today local officials broke ground at the concord bart station for its plaza renovation project. this is a look at what the finished product is expected to look like. the project is upgrading pedestrian crosswalks, pathways and bicycle routes. construction will begin on the west side plaza and parking lot to provide improved pedestrian and bicycle connection between the bart station and todos santos plaza in downtown concord. it is expected to be completed by 20-18. (grant) raiders's q-b derek carr says he is ready to play again after a severe leg injury. we'll have more on his recovery next,(vicki) plus a rape charge has been dropped against a former 49er. what prompted the judges decision. (grant)
a santa clara county judge has dismissed a rape charge against former san francisco 49ers defensive lineman ray mcdonald. prosecutors said the woman who made the allegationsrefused to testify today. so, just a few hours ago, the judge dismissed the charge...-one count of rape of an intoxicated person. the female victim said she injured her head while intoxicated.... after slipping and falling on a pool deck at mcdonald's san jose home back in 20-14. she accused mcdonald of then carryign her inside and sexually assaulting her. mcdonald...faced a maximum of eight years in prison. it's unclear if the alleged victim received money from mc-donald... in return for not testifying. (grant) and about a week ago. the 49ers released former cornerback tremaine brock. brock was arrested by santa clara police over a domestic violence incident. police say his girlfriend had visible injuries. brock
posted 50-thousand doallars bail. he refused to talk to anyone after leaving santa clara's county jail. (grant) the raiders may be off to las vegas, but in the meantime, they have shallow roots in oakland. (vicki) after so much off-field business over the last several months, we can finally talk some football. the team...opened its off-season workout program today.. and among those back on the field-- quarterback derek carr. (grant) mark carpenter joins us with an update on the qb...who's 2016 season came to such a painful end. mark? (mark) derek carr breaking his leg was one of several heartwrenching moments raiders fans have endured over the last few months. and it's one that has left many wondering-- what would have happened if he stayed healthy? it's such an emotional scene that you really can't unsee. week 16 against the colts...carr is trying to scramble out of a tackle and trent cole falls directly on
his right leg. carr knew it was broken as soon as it happened...and the tests revealed a fractured tibula. good news though-- his recovery has been fantastic....and he is back on the field with no limitations. we'll let him elaborate on how he's doing. "i feel great. i've been running, jumping, throwing cutting everything. so i'm ready to rock. i'm ready to do absolutely everything. i did everything my teammates did today. i'll do everything my teammates do tomorrow, so hopefully that just gives an idea. i feel great. truly blessed it wasn't worse. it could have been a lot worse and it wasn't so i'm very thankful for that." (mark) we've barely scratched the surface on the news today out of raiders headquarters. coming up in sports at 6-45, we'll hear from carr and khalil mack....and get their thoughts on the move to las vegas. plus, the prospect of playing alongside marshawn lynch. (grant) the united states issued the strongest warning
the era of strategic patience is overtomahawk nat(grant ) the missile attack on syria. the mother of all bombs in afghanistan.now north korea is in president trump's crosshairs.vice president pence talking tough in a visit to south korea today.( vicki ) catherine heenan is here with the latest on the escalating tensions. (catherine) the president's newly aggressive foreign policy is backed up by a navy battle group led by the carrier carl vinson in the sea of japan , and two air force bases in south korea.. and -- on the other side of the d=m=z .... one of the world's biggest armies ... and an unknown number of nuclear warheads. at the white house egg roll, any message for north korea sir?
trump: > gotta behave.and halfway around the world in south korea, the message was the same."north korea would do well not to test his resolve, or the strength of the armed forces of the united states in this region."natnorth korea's ambassador to the u=n, also ramping up the rhetoric.< kim in ryong, north korean ambassador to u.n.:> "it has created a dangerous situation in which the thermo-nuclear war may break out at any moment."north korea says it will not hesitate to unleash its nuclear missiles if it's attacked. "nuclear capability for kim jong un is primarily about his security, it's an insurance policy, so long as he has that he knows that even the us, the world's only superpower has to not only think twice, it has to think 3, 4, 5 times before taking any kind of military action.""he may be an evil person, reckless cruel yes, but it doesn't means he doesn't know what he's doing"national security advisor lt. gen hr mcmaster says all options are on the table,
mcmaster, national security adviser:> "this is coming to a head."the vice president visited the demilitarized zone today ... showing his game face to north korean soldiers photographing him from the other side.pence: "this is a frontier of freedom. the us intelligence community is examining last weekend's military parade in pynongyang. these canisters could carry a missile capable of reaching the u=s. but are they real, or what one intelligence official called just big green tubes. just hours after the parade, a medium range ballistic missile exploded after a test launch, the second such failure in a row. it may be just mechanical failure but experts say u-s navy submarines could secretly attack those missile launches, jamming their electronics. (catherine) vice president pence said the u.s. is going to rebuild its military, and give troops the resources they needed to accomplish their mission. he used echoed some of the language used by former president george w bush -- on the eve of the afghan and iraq wars, saying 'freedom will ever prevail'.
grant and vicki? (grant) new supreme court justice neil gorsuch should expect a busy first week. three hearings were scheduled on his first day on the job. for his first week...he will be hearing cases related to religious liberty and voter i-d laws. gorsuch is filling a 14-month vacancy that was left by the death of justice antonin scalia last february. he has a similar judicial philosophy as scalia. that means he will most likely vote the same way as the conservative justices on the court. gorsuch now restores the conservative majority. (vicki) today the trump administration welcomed several thousand families to the white house for a special easter celebration. reporter mark meredith takes us behind the scenes of the annual event and the politics that not even the easter bunny could escape. at the white.it was a very different kind of roll call
today marked the 139th annual easter egg roll."we wanted to take in what the white house looks like in real life, you know since we see it on tv" lauren cusack of virginia brought her whole family out for the event.thousands of people from across the country crowded the south lawn to meet the president, first lady, and a new member of the trump team. "we will be stronger and bigger and better as a nation than ever before. we're right on track"first lady melania trump braved light rain to read children of white house staffers and guests.nat: "happy easter" while today is mostly about family and friends, we had a chance to catch up with white house press secretary sean spicer" after a tense weekend, spicer says the white house continues talks with china and our allies on north korea's nuclear weapons program. "were going to continue to put some pressure on north koreans to make sure they understand that everyone in the world shares the goal of a nuclear free north korea""i spent a
lot of years doing races, i really don't like to pick out any one race as a bellweather, its not a smart thing to do..if you look back over history"in true d-c form, some supporters strapped bunny ears to pro-trump hats. but most guests say today's not about politics ."does it feel a little different todayits about easter, it's a fantastic celebration"at the white house, i'm mark meredith. (anchor) time now to check on our weather... with chief meterologist brittney shipp. periods of light rain the rest of this afternoon will increase overnight as the next weak weather system moves onshore. lingering showers tuesday morning with partial afternoon clearing. dry and seasonable wednesday, then the next front moves into the north bay wednesday evening with a chance of light rain
the arkansas supreme court has barred a judge who blocked the state's multiple executions plan after he participated in a protest. just last week the judge prohibited the state from using a lethal injection drug from san francisco-based company - mckesson. mckesson has argued the drug was not supposed to be used for capital punishment in the first place. on friday the judge participated in an anti-death penalty demonstration. as a result justices reassigned the cases from the judge. witnesses say he was strapped to a cot... as though he were a condemned man on a gurney.
suspicion of being involved in a hit and run that killed two mini horses early saturday morning. they believe ronald rennert is responsible for crashing into a coral and killing scout and big red. moments after the incident... an officer on duty noticed rennert damaged his car he was pulled over after swerving all over the road. when police asked him if he was involved in a car crash... he denied it. the oakland man posted bail and is scheduled for a court hearing on may fifth. the owner of the two horses thanks c-h-p and cotati police for identyfying the suspect. (grant) a family in south carolina had a rude awakening on easter morning. they found a nine-foot alligator on their porch that had no intention of leaving.
at first, the polston family thought someone was breaking in to their mount pleasant home. what's really shocking is how much work the alligator had to do a lot to break in... it climbed a 15-foot staircase, broke a screen and walked through a doorway and then rearranged furniture. steve polston, mount pleasant resident:"he just simply wouldn't turn, then he became more aggressive.he started lunging, trashing you know growling quite a bit."(grant) a wildlife expert helped them remove the alligator from their porch. (vicki) the problems continue to mount for highways in the atlanta-area. take a look at these pictures... a portion of highway 20 in southeast atlanta buckled this morning... completely shutting down the road. authorities say the highway buckled because of an underground gas leak... leaving a huge bump. witnesses say the bump was up to three feet high.
there is no word on when the highway will reopen. this comes less than a month after a section of highway 85 collapsed after a massive fire. (vicki) prince harry is opening up about the need for therapy following the death of his mother- princess diana. what he said in a rare interview. (grant) plus we're learning more information about pop icon prince's death. how he tried to hide his drug habit in the months leading up to his death (brittney) i'm chief meteorologist brittney shipp, i'll have your full bay area forecast after the break.
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the senator facing a rowdy crowd at at facing a rowdy the senator (steve) the senator facing a rowdy crowd at at the scottish rite masonic center. while most of the crowd was largely supportive... the senator was interrupted repeatedly by shouts and boos by critics. tonight we'll tell you what started the outbursts... and her response. we will have that story and much more on kron 4 news at six. grant back to you. (vicki) we are learning new details about the death of legendary pop-star-- prince. according to documents released this morning... strong opoid painkillers were found in several parts of his home. investigators found several pills labeled "watson 853" in different bottles in the residence. those are hydrocodone-acetaminophen pills. some of the bottles had the name "kirk johnson" on them. that is princ's estate manager and longtime
friend. back in 20-16, a medical examiner said prince died of an accidental drug overdose of the opioid fentanyl. (grant) britain's prince harry is opening up about his struggles after his mother died....he was just 12 years old when princess diana was killed in a car crash...that was 19-97.(vicki) catherine heenan is here with details...including why he's talking about this in the first place... (catherine) he gave the interview to a british newspaper....and in doing so - harry has broken with a royal tradition of maintaining silence about mental healthproblems... people remember the images of harry and his brother at diana's funeral... and their long, sad walk behind her coffin that day. the 32-year-old says he needed counseling and nearly suffered breakdowns in the two decades since his mother's death.
he told the newspaper he endured 'two years of chaos' .....and then shut down all his emotions for nearly 20 years. the reporter he talked to shared details of the conversation with c-n-n. columnist: he spoke about how he basically stuck his head in the sand after his mother died. and he didn't talk about it with anyone because that wasn't going to bring her back, so what was the point. his life was chaos essentially, because he hadn't dealt with the grief.we can't imagine what it must have been like to have to walk behind your mother's coffin. we all remember those images.let alone walk behind your mother's coffin in front of the world. prince harry has never before spoken openly about his problems dealing with diana's death.he says he finally sought out professional help four years ago. he's now encouraging other people not to bottle up their problems -- and to go get help.
vicki and grant? (grant) and folks in southern california are enjoying a wild-flower "super bloom" . and take a look at this. these incredible pictures and videos show how the spectacular wildflowrs... have transformed the landscapes into living paintings. you can even see how stark the difference is from space. satellite images shot back in december, 2016, and march of this year.... show a dramatic increase in greenery. and the "superbloom" is taking social media by storm. the hashtag #trackthebloom... is all over twitter right now. (anchor) time now to check on
our weather... with chief meterologist brittney shipp. periods of light rain the rest of this afternoon will increase overnight as the next weak weather system moves onshore. lingering showers tuesday morning with partial afternoon clearing. dry and seasonable wednesday, then the next front moves into the north bay wednesday evening with a chance of light rain
(grant) oprah added to the female force at 'the talk' today.(vicki) the insider's louis aguirre is in hollywood with more on this story. (----louis----)yeah that's one powerful table... now oprah giving us 3 things we never knew about lady o! 1:03:00 oprah winfrey! cheers.vo#1the 63 year old media titan made her very first appearance on "the talk" today-promoting her hbo film, the immortal life of henrietta lacks, where she plays henrietta's daughter. webclipóhboóthe immortal life of henrietta lacksóofficial teaserórztclip :23 i am tired of wanting to know, and hiding. vo#2and the #1 thing to know about lady o--she was afraid to take part!oprah on
the talk :42 i was a litle scared of this role and for 5 years had other people in mind to play it...don't ask me who they are. vo#2but oprah was also dishing on some other projects...webclipóoprah winfreyóinstagramó new zealandóin helicopterórztsot up 00:06 "it's a wrinkle in time"!vo#2b....including her upcoming movie "a wrinkle in time". and the second thing oprah revealed, she was intimidated by her co-star! oprah 11:09 i just finished a film with reese witherspoon and i happened to say, now reese, how many films have you been in, and she said, oh, about 130, and i said 5. i'm always a little intimidated when walking on set. clipóoprahsófavoriteóthingsódvd 14:15:29 the hottest ticket in television!!/14:15:44 banners and giftsvo#3and while oprah, worth an estimated 2.9 billion dollars, is famous for being generous with "her favorite things"...the third fact you might not know--she likes to re-gift!1444óactóe hdórzt 1:28:36 i re-gift all the time!/1:29:04 do you tell them? 1:29:08 and sometimes i don't. sometimes it's not appropriate to say, oh, i just got this. and i always make sure oprah aint on it..(laugh)$w1 23 c2.5 g 0
(vicki) that wraps up kron 4 news at 5.(grant) steve aveson and pam moore are here with kron 4 news at six. (pam) thank you grant and vicki. senator dianne feinstein faces boos and cheers at a raucous town hall meeting. next... how the senator faced down critics of her record.(steve) and a real nightmare for a family on the peninsula... when they wake up to find a mountain lion inside their home. kron 4 news at six is next.
raucous town hall meeting for senator dianne feinstein. the crowd made sure they heard her... and at least one person had to be removed. ( steve ) good evening i'm steve aveson.( pam ) and i'm pam moore. we have seen fiery town hall meetings all over the country this year ... with the crowds interrupting politicians. today... it was senator dianne feinstein's turn. kron 4's dan kerman is live in san francisco... dan, she got an earful for not being liberal enough? a rowdy crowd in this case calling for the removal of a disruptive audience member was just some of what california senator dianne feinstein had to face during a san francisco
town hall meeting mondaysotwe knew a long time ago politics as usual was over and we had a funeral outside your office. i'd like to know if there'sa red line that the democrats are going to draw to say we say we cannot word with these fascists in the white house feinstein didn't answer but said she would contact the questioner after thinking it through --nats-the crowd didn't like that but feinstein said her record of accomplisments is based on careful study.sot sen. dianne feinstein / d-california 46-56 and i don't get there by making statements i cant deliver, i get their through caution, discussion help, good lawyers and we generally get where we are going.while feinstein found a great deal of support in the audience on many issues, there were many who felt the long term democrat isn't progressive enough or at least not vocal enough in this era of president trumpsotwhen there's ice raids wehre fathers are pulled out of cars at schools, that you speak loudly and deliveratively not in just your deliverative body but in public as much as you possibly
can.following the town hall feinstein indicated she understood the outrage and frsutration some of the audinece has she admits the republican controlling both houses and the white house makes real change difficult.a head of time/148 ( steve ) oakland mayor libby schaaf plans to seek reelection. schaaf was elected in 2014... beating out incumbent jean quan and fellow city council member rebecca
kaplan. if she were to win in 2018, she would be oakland's first two-term mayor since jerry brown. brown held the office from 1999 to 2007. schaaf has dealt with a myriad of issues including a sex scandal at the police department and two deadly fires that have raised questions about the inspection process. ( steve ) those are just a few of things that have happened while schaaf has been in office.( pam ) there are others ... most notably, the departure of two of the city's professional sports team. grant lodes is here with a closer look at the mayor's tenure... ( grant ) elections are usually run on issues.. and when you are talking about oakland... crime is one of them. the city has a reputation for being among the most violent... but we pulled up the statistics. it is a much different story. if you are the mayor, this is something you can point to as a success. overall, violent crime has fallen steadily since schaaf took office. it dropped 5- percent in 2016 versus 2015...
that was her first full year in office. homcides have actually gone up slightly each year but remain below the five year average. this year's numbers show 20-17 being a little more violent than 2016... but still below average. there is no questioning oakland's passion for its sports teams but the raiders set to leave for las vegas, that might be something people hold against the mayor. schaaf pointed out the n-f-l made her choose between the football team or kicking out the oakland a's. we know how it ended. however the mayor held her ground when it came to not handing over public money for a new stadium. the warriors are also leaving oakland...the dubs are san francisco bound... leaving a vacancy at oracle arena. this was something that was in the works a while and wheels were in motion before schaaf took office. the current warriors ownership group tipped its hand when taking over... making many big
announcements in san francisco. and then there are the a's. by all indications the long search for a ballpark is going to come to an end this year. team management has said it plans to make an announcement... and all indications are the team is staying. the question is where... maybe the waterfront or perhaps they will take over the entire coliseum site and do a ballpark along with some housing and retail space. so the mayor has her wins and a few losses that people could be thinking about when they vote next year. pam. (pam) in the south bay a santa clara county judge has dismissed a rape charge against former san francisco 49ers- defensive lineman- ray mcdonald. prosecutors said, the woman who made the allegations refused to testify today. so, just a few hours ago, the judge dismissed the charge... one count of rape of an intoxicated person. the female said, she injured her head while intoxicated.... after slipping and
falling on a pool deck at mcdonald's san jose home back in 20-14. she accused mcdonald of then carrying her inside and sexually assaulting her. mcdonald... faced a maximum of eight years in prison. it is unclear if the alleged victim received money from mc-donald... in return for not testifying. (steve) in the north bay: they are looking into the attempted rape of a jogger yesterday near sonoma. a 24-year-old woman says she was jogging along the sonoma overlook trail just after 1 p- m. she says a man yelled at her near norrbom road but she kept going. she says she was suddenly pushed from behind and suspect fell on top her... punching her several times. the was able to escape and call for help. the attacker is described as being whtie and his fifties with a white, bushy beard. he had on black clothing and a beanie and his jeans were dirty. (pam) new tonight, a family in rural san mateo county says, a mountain lion took their dog
from inside their house.... (steve)it happened early this morning near the town of pescadero. thankfully, no one was injured but authorities are saying this is an extremely rare occurrence. kron 4's charles clifford is live for us tonight in san mateo county with details. charles, do we know how the mountain lion was able to get inside the home? well apparently, the family left a bedroom door open while they were sleeping so their small dog could get in and out of the house and that's where the mountain lion snuck in. take vothis is video of the area from our helicopter partnership with abc 7. this all happened around 3 monday morning. when the family heard their dog barking at the foot of the bed. a witness says she looked up and saw a shadow enter through the door, take the dog and then walk out. she grabbed flashlight and tried to find the dog but only found large paw prints outside the house. now, the family called 911 and san mateo county
sheriff's deputies came and searched the area. they couldn't find any trace of the mountain lion or the dog. they also say mountain lion sightings are common in this area but they rarely attack pets and it's virtually unheard of for a big cat to enter a home. they're just glad no one was hurt. (det. salvador zuno/san mateo county sheriff's office spokesman): "we are working with the department of fish and wildlife. we are going to asses this as it goes. we are treating this as a rare, isolated incident."now, the sheriff's department believes this is an isolated incident. they haven't gotten any other reports of mountain lion sighting in the are recently. finally, the sheriff' department says they are also working with state fish and wildlife to determine if there is any additional danger or further steps that should be taken. in san mateo county charles clifford kron 4 news.
(steve) happening right now! last chance to sound off on the big san jose flood from february. obviously a contentious issue for the city... forced thousands to evacuate and led to lots of finger pointing. tonight flood victims are discussing with the santa clara valley water district about the flood. the meeting is being held at roosevelt park inside the roosevelt community center in san jose a live look outside right now... a cloudy monday with sprinkles in some spots.. and more showers ahead.(steve) let's get our first look at the weather with chief meteorologist brittney shipp. periods of light rain the rest of this afternoon will increase overnight as the next weak weather system moves onshore. lingering showers tuesday morning with partial afternoon clearing. dry and seasonable wednesday, then the
escalate with north korea..... vice president pence today visited what's been called 'the most dangerous place on earth'...(pam) catherine heenan is here with the latest - including a face-offat the dividing line ... between north and south korea.. (catherine) a day after a failed north korean missile test.....president donald trump had a messagefor the north's ruler -- saying "gotta behave." this - amid reports that the missle test might have failed because u.s. submarines were able to secretly jam the electronics on the missile.. in any event....there was a tense and strange face-off today....when vice president pence mike paid a visitto the korean demilitarized zone. after first indicating he would stay inside.....he instead decided to walk outside....clearly wanting to be visibleto the north korean soldiers on the other side of the border.. the soldiers were busy snapping photos.....and he stood there simply gazing back at them.
he later talked to c-n-n about what happened... vice president:this is a frontier of freedom. now - for more than 6 decades. u.s. forces and south korean forces have held the line for freedom. reporter: there are estimates that north korea has a missile that could hit the continental u.s. -- seattle - by 2020. that's on your watch..... (long pause) after an awkward pause....he went on to say that the president's first priorityis keeping americans safe. yet later in seoul.....he delivered a thinly veiled threat. saying that north koreashould not test the resolve of president trump....or the strength of the u.s. armed forcesin the area. he also warned that america's era of 'strategic patience is over.'...pam and steve? ( pam ) turning up the heat. the reward being offered tonight for the man suspected of killing an
elderly grandfather.... and putting the video of the crime on facebook.( steve ) a little later... no dirt needed. the new growing craze that is taking off in the central valley.( pam ) and new details are coming out ... about this past weekend's violent protest in berkeley. what we have learned about some of the people involved.
for millions of baby boomers there's a serious virus out there that's been almost forgotten. it's hepatitis c. one in 30 boomers has hep c, yet most don't even know it. because it can hide in your body for years without symptoms, and it's not tested for in routine blood work. the cdc recommends all baby boomers get tested. if you have hep c, it can be cured. for us it's time to get tested. ask your healthcare provider for the simple blood test. it's the only way to know for sure. ( pam ) it is something we
supporters and opponents of president trump clashed in the streets. now we are learning about all the arrests. (pam on cam) despite the violent images seen around the world, berkeley city officials say... blame for the event's violent outcome.. does not belong to the police department or the city...(steve) the city's spokeperson tells kron4's haaziq madyun who the city holds responsible standing by the work of police in handling saturdays violent protest, that is the official position of the city of berkeley. berkeley city spokesperson mattha chakkosot matthai chakko/city of berkeley spokesperson: "our police officers responded with tremendous skill. they are focusing on people committing criminal acts. we confiscated dozens of weapons"here is a look at some of those weapons sotmatthai chakko/city of berkeley spokesperson: "we confiscated sticks and polls pepper spray, bear spray, knives, a whole range of different weapons. we arrested 20 people, charges ranging from felony assault to assault with a deadly weapon" chakko says the city is not to blame for the violence associated with this protest...blame that he says, on the protest organizerssot
matthai chakko/city of berkeley spokesperson: "the impact of these events largely falls on the people who come, the people who have not planned, have not planned to go through the process for to have safety for themselves or the people that there are coming with"he talks about the impact of this not being a permitted city of berkeley eventnat/sot haaziqhow does having a permit kind of limit the prospects of a violent incident happening?sotmatthai chakko/city of berkeley spokesperson: "because we will make sure that we look anything we can do to make sure an event happens safely" city officials say the violence did not spill over onto bystanders and there was no damage to businesses in the area. in berkeley haaziq madyun kron4news ( steve ) we have seen this before... it was just last month a turned violent in berkeley. it was similar in that it was billed as being in support of president trump. counter
protesters showed up and things turned violent. berkeley police are still looking for at least three people who were involved in the riot. (pam) an investigation is underway following the death of a u-c berkeley student over the weekend. authorities say, it happened early sunday morning on dwight way. kimberly tze was on her fourth- floor balcony, when she fell. witnesses say, they saw her fall head first. tze was transported to the hospital where she died. police say, they are investigating the circumstances surrounding her death -- including whether the balcony failed. the university is offering counseling services to students and staff. ( steve ) another big story tonight... is the manhunt for the guy you see on your t-v right now. steve stephens. he is wanted for posting a video on facebook showing a brutal killing. ( steve ) police have announced a 50-thousand dollar reward tonight for information on the ohio man.( pam )
investigators say.. he has left town, and this morning, focused their search on philadelphia. kim hutcherson, with our partners at c-n-n ... with what we now know about the elderly victim. 37-year-old steve stephens - accused of shooting an elderly man and posting video of the killing on facebook - is now the subject of a multi-state manhunt.peter elliott/u.s. marshals service:"we're going to make this individual's world very, very, very small." police said stephens' phone last pinged in pennsylvania. calvin williams/cleveland police chief:"our federal partners, our local partners have reached out to their contacts all over the country and this is what we would consider a national search." information is emerging about the victim -- 74-year old robert godwin senior.he was a retired foundry worker with nine children and 14 grandchildren.he enjoyed fishing and had just finished an easter meal when he encountered stephens sunday. calvin williams/cleveland police chief:"obviously he's got deep, deep issues//he
committed a heinous crime in this city and we want to get him off the streets."officials urged caution when donating to the victim's family, noting that there are several fake go-fund-me accounts.they also had a warning for anyone assisting the suspect:calvin williams/cleveland police chief:"if there's somebody that's helping steve or you think you're helping steve, you're really not. you're going to get yourself in trouble along with him. the only way for you to help him is to give us the information to bring him in safely, peacefully."i'm kim hutcherson reporting (pam) classes resumed at north park elementary school today... one week after the school shooting that killed a teacher and a student. police stood guard as students and staff members filed into the school. they passed by a large banner reading quote "we love you." the school has been closed since april 10th-- when gunman cedric anderson walked into his estranged wife's classroom and opened fire. anderson killed his wife, an eight-year-
old boy and then took his own life. let's take a look outside right now for the current conditions in the bay area... (pam) chief meteorologist brittney shipp joins us now with the forecast. periods of light rain the rest of this afternoon will increase overnight as the next weak weather system moves onshore. lingering showers tuesday morning with partial afternoon clearing. dry and seasonable wednesday, then the next front moves into the north bay wednesday evening with a chance of light rain down to the golden gate by thursday morning. drying and warming trend thursday through the weekend.
(steve) a white house tradition lives on. we will take you to the first scramble for easter eggs under president trump's watch. his message to thousands of people who showed for the big hunt.(pam) and you would think people would approve of getting a prescribed drug from their doctor. the surprising response people have to certain drugs .... when compared to marijuana.new tonight at eight...a 2 year-old found dead at a daycare...with bruises all over his body.now police have a person of interest...who is just 8 years old.why the young child may be responsible..and
stick with zyrtec® and muddle no more®. it is an old tradition - presided over today by the new president and first lady...who welcomed families for the annual easter egg roll... catherine heenan is here with more on the 139-year-old event.. (catherine) it was a chance to mostly put aside major worries like north korea...although the question still came up when reporters got close enough to the president.. but it was mostly about the easter bunny....as president trump welcome families to the south lawn for the day-after-easter tradition... first lady melania trump and their 11-year-old son barron were there.. as always...there were thousands of children....roughly 21- thousand people were guests.. and with the bunny standing by......the president gave a short pep talk on the state of the nation.. president trump: we will be
stronger and bigger and better as a nation than ever before. we're right on track. you see what's happening and we are right on track. so thank you everybody for being here. then the president and first lady joined the children for things like coloring.....andreading easter stories. this year the white house says the tickets for the event went to schools, children's hospitals and military and law enforcement families. steve and pam? (pam) want to go to the next warriors' playoff game? how you can get a pair of tickets... and help out a good cause at the same time. (steve) and who needs dirt. we will tell you about a new way of growing plants that requires only water... and fish.(pam) some revealing statistics about opioids and marijuana. the surprising perception about one drug.
here in berkeley city officials are standing by police in their handling of saturday's violent pro verses anti president trump protest. . berkeley city spokesperson matthai chakkosotmatthai chakko/city of berkeley spokesperson: "our police officers responded with tremendous skill. they are focusing on people committing
criminal acts. we confiscated dozens of weapons, sticks and polls pepper spray, bear spray, knives, a whole range of different weapons. we arrested 20 people, charges ranging from felony assault to assault with a deadly weapon.no damage to local businesses, nobody not involved in the event was injured" in berkeley haaziq madyun kron4news here in san francisco, california senator dianne feinstein faced a raucous crowd during a town hall meeting monday. nats: boo, wait a minute, you are pretty good at yellingwhile feinstein found a great deal of support in the audience on many issues, there were many who felt the long term democrat isn't progressive enough or at least not vocal enough in this era of president trump feinstein was asked if she plans to run for reelection, she declined to answer but a decision will likely come soon, in san francisco dan kerman kron 4 news (steve) we are learning new details about the death of legendary pop-star-- prince.
according to documents released today. several opoid painkillers were found in several parts of his home. in different bottles in the residence. but no sign of the potent opiate "fentanyl"...which killed prince. some of the bottles had the name "kirk johnson" on them. that is prince's estate manager and longtime friend. he may receive a felony charge. now...police say their on the hunt for the person who gave the pop legend fentanyl. a new national poll says.... americans think it is safer to use marijuana... than to use opioids to relieve pain. kron 4's vicki liviakis produced a series of indepth reports on the opiod epidemic... she's here with the latest. (vicki) yeah pam, steve... we know that there's a growing opioid epidemic out there... now - comes this new yahoo survey that says two thirds of us say common opioid drugs like as vicodin or oxycontin are "riskier" to use than pot, even when the pain pills are prescribed by a doctor. as we've been
reporting on kron4 news... some two million americans are hooked on opioids and that can lead to heroin... it's in our schools and our neighborhoods. and every day, prescription pain-killers or heroin kill 91 people. many many more over-dose and are brought back from the brink of death. so, it's no surprise that people are concerned about prescription pill-popping. in that survey - onlyone in five believe pot is riskier than opioids. an over-whelming 83% say pot should be legal for medical use. but they were less comfortable with children and pregnant women using pot to treat medical conditions. the fda has since directed doctors to prescribe fewer pain-killers to patients. and last month, president trump appointed an opioid commission to look into the heroin epidemic. vicki liviakis kron 4 news ( steve ) a new and innovative way of growing food without using dirt has carved a niche in california's
central valley.( pam ) the process is called aquaponics, and it gives you the ability to grow thousands of plants in a small space. reyna harvey shows us how .... all you need is water... and fish. growing food without dirtit's at up cycle aquaponics where sheri rightmer says she was able to ditch the gardening tools.sheri rightmer:"i love the fact that i don't have to weed anymore in the garden, i don't have to bend over, everything is pretty much at waist level"she uses a method called aquaponics to grow them. a process that uses fish, plants, water, air, clay and sunlight.sheri rightmer:"the fish actually provide the food for the plants. and the plants actually clean and filter the water that return back to the fish" since no soil is used and the roots are exposed, this gives the plants direct assess to minerals.sheri rightmer:"the nutrients right here are directly coming from above into the water, and the roots can just grab the nutrients right there" sheri says the process is innovative and efficient.sheri rightmer: "it uses 95 percent less water than regular agriculture, it
grows three times faster, three times larger in nine times less space."housed in a temperature controlled greenhouse so they grow year round.over 1,000 plants inhabit this space.she says she hopes her venue will inspire others to get a green thumb.sheri rightmer:"just like art, just like the symphony, there are so many flavors, so many different ways of growing food." chief meteorologist brittney shipp joins us now...
periods of light rain the rest of this afternoon will increase overnight as the next weak weather system moves onshore. lingering showers tuesday morning with partial afternoon clearing. dry and seasonable wednesday, then the next front moves into the north bay wednesday evening with a chance of light rain down to the golden gate by thursday morning. drying and warming trend thursday through the weekend. ( pam ) see the
you can go to the next warriors playoff game and help a good cause at the same time.( pam ) oakland city councilmember rebecca kaplan ... has donated two tickets for wednesday's game. they are being auctioned off online right now. 100-percent of the proceeds from the auction are going to help out the survivors of the deadly san pablo avenue fire. the fire broke out late last month... tearing through an apartment building... killing four people and displacing dozens of others. the ticket donation by kaplan is also of note for another reason. she has been pushing to eliminate the city practice of giving officials free tickets to events... at oracle arena and
the coliseum.you can find the link by going to our website kron 4-com.. in sports... the warriors draymond green is teased for missing a dunk in yesterday's payoff win... ... and the raiders are back at work... and talking about moving to las vegas... derek carr's health... and possibly teaming up with "beast-mode" - marshawn lynch... our mark carpenter has all the player reaction... coming up
the raiders back at work today for the offseason workout program. which means, it's our first opportunity to ask the team about an array of topics including-- derek carr's recovery, marshawn lynch rumors, and of course the most pressing issue, relocation to las vegas. here's a look at the silver and black reporting for duty in alameda. today marks exactly three weeks since nfl owners overwhelmingly approved the team's move to sin city. the raiders...will soon be
trading in the coliseum for a near 2-billion dollar, 65- thousand seat stadium in las vegas. it's projected to be completed by 2020, so in the meantime, the raiders will stay in oakland for the next two seasons. team leaders derek carr and khalil mack offer their thoughts on the move. "what i said then, it's really held true. because it is, i'm human man, it's crazy. how do you keep playing somewhere you love and then you gotta go and play somewhere else where you are gonna have to love and love the people there.""my thoughts were the same as derek's. i just retweeted his. you know what i'm sayin. it was easy for me, you know what i'm sayin. having him say, you know what i'm sayin, the words that he said, it just hit spot on for me and i just used his tweet and i'm gonna use those again today.""we have our fans here that we need to take care of and that's really important to me to take care of our fans here. to make sure that we enjoy our last times. what is it, two years, thee years. who knows, but that's my focus to make sure that i'm giving everything to this
city. my focus is here and now making sure that our fans feel appreciated knowing they are gonna get the very best version of me and my teammates everytime we step out onto the field.""it feels weird right now, but i feel that once we get in that stadium and get around the fans and them knowing that the players, we don't have control of those things. it ultimately comes down to us coming to work, doing whatever it takes to win."'we still have some good years ahead of us here and i think that our fans are really excited about that. i think that they realize that.' the second talking point on the agenda from radiers hq-- carr's health. that season-ending broken leg he suffered in week 16 against the colts... essentially ruined any hope of a deep playoff run. good news though-- there's nothing to worry about heading into next year. he is fully recovered and has no limitations. here's dc with an update. "i feel great... i've been running, jumping, throwing, cutting...
everything... so i''m readt to rock... i'm ready to do absolutely everything... i did everything my teammates did today.... i'll do everything again my teammates do tomorrow... so hopefully that just gives an idea... i feel great." moving on-- topic number 3-- beastmode. oakland native marshawn lynch...expecte d to come out of his one-year retirement and soon be a raider. this is on the condition a trade gets worked out with the seahawks, who still hold his rights. if this all goes through, the raiders will add a bruising back behind that powerful offensive line. while it's still not a done deal, that didn't stop lynch's possible future teammates from weighing in. "i talked to marshawn when he was in seattle... when we played them there... but when he was here i absolutely... i was here talking to him... he's one heck of a football player... and i hope to play with him and those things... but again i'm focused on the guys that say oh i hope he gets here and all those things... of course... anyone would want marshawn lynch." "marshawn man... one of the best running backs i've played against in my short career so far... but yeh... you're talking about a player... hell of a player... it wuld be a great great great
great treat to have him on our side... the dark side." switching now to the warriors-- in yesterday's game 1-- golden state got a fight from the trailblazers, but when they needed a spark, they turned to the obvious source draymond green...what a performance. 19-points, 12-rebounds, 9- assists and 5-blocks. a game that steve kerr called phenomenal...and he's not sure that anybody else in the league is capable of. we also need to talk about the highlight that wasn't... a missed dunk in the fourth quarter. if he converted, the arena would have erupted. apparently, that sparked some trash talk between he and cj mccollum. green tells us what was said. 'he told me i need to do more calf raises, but we were talking back and forth the entire game. that's just a part of the game."
"he does need to do some calf raises after that dunk... where i'm from if you talk trash to me i'm gonna talk trash to you. it's nothing disrespectful. i'm not talking about nobody's mama or anything like that. i've known draymond since he was at michigan state, a little chubbier since he was at michigan state. he's done really well with himself. he's worked hard. he's one of the best defenders in the nba, but if i see something that i wanna say, i'm gonna say it and he'd do the same thing." here's a look at the rest of the series schedule. game 2 is wednesday night at oracle. then, the series moves to portland.... game 3 on saturday and game 4 next monday. time now to talk some a's-- tough news as the green and gold... are taking losses on and off the field. let's start with the pitching staff-- kendall graveman... placed on the 10-day disabled list due to a right shoulder strain. the hurler has been solid so far...winning his first two starts with a 2-point-0 era. unfortunately, another star player will be out for much longer. shortstop marcus semien out indefinitely....as he is
having surgery on his right wrist. not known exactly how or when the injury happened, but reports say he's been dealing with pain in that area since spring training. the procedure is happening tomorrow...and he'll be reevaluated in six weeks. (steve) it looks like water... but it clearly isn't. the popular beverage that has lost its color and how much it will cost you. shoulders don't just carry pads.
coffee, but hate when it stains their teeth. (steve) well, a new brew may be your answer. this is c-l-r c-f-f, and its british-based creators say it's the first colorless coffee on the market. the coffee is made from arabica coffee beans and pure water. it's unclear what is going into these drinks... they have yet to release a full ingredient list. the company says the transparent coffee will do wonders for your teeth, as the dark color of other coffees tend to stain
"the insider," tracking the biggest stories making news today. number one, ben affleck and jennifer garner file for divorce, but are seen together just days later. how they're defying the hollywood playbook of a nasty public split. >> ben and jen are putting on a very brave face. then, oprah takes over "the talk." the three things we learned about the media mogul. >> i regift all the time. and number three, why megyn kelly can't wait to start at "today." >> it's time to go and do some news. >> but is there any truth to her behind the scenes drama? >> i can't tell you that there never any wackiness that goes on. plus, your "insider" bonus. >> i'm wearing victoria beckham. >> hollywood has gone posh.
inside miss beckham's evolution -- from spice girl to lady boss. >> i wouldn't do anything else with my life. >> then -- >> it was hard to leave haley joy. >> behind the scenes of hoda's return to "today." how she's beating the working mom guilt. >> she's not on me or holding me, i sort of have an ache. >> now, "the insider" tracking hollywood from the inside out. jennifer garner and ben affleck make it official. but why is their split a hollywood anomaly? welcome to "the insider," everybody. debbie matenopoulos is off. keltie knight will join us from new york in just a bit. let's dive into our number one tracking story. ben and jen's unusual divorce. >> what everybody loves is that you and jen are putting the kids first. >> we're good friends and we're doing our best and our kids are fabulous. >> as ben and jen enjoyed easter mass together with their kids, "people" magazine describes their almost identical divorce